posted on Jul, 18 2009 @ 10:09 PM
I think the difference is hard to quantify and this is one of the reasons I want to become very proficient at having lucid dreams before moving on to
astral projection. I want to be able to find an actual distinction, if possible, or explore what any potential distinction might be.
You can say that dreams are "just in your head" while AP'ing takes you "outside" of it, but once you become so immersed into spirituality it
becomes hard to even distinguish between those two things.
One possible difference is that AP zones can reflect actual physical reality (though they don't have to), and are informed more directly from that
than primarily by your (semi) conscious awareness as in a dream, in the same way ESP and remote viewing work. In fact Robert Bruce terms a very dense
and physical-like part of the "astral planes" the "real-time zone" or RTZ, which is supposed to be a "real-time" reflection of physical
Imo this is like asking what is the difference between blue and purple.
In some cultures, their language does not even make the distinction between those two colors. In other cultures, there are 7 words for what we
would all in English simply call different shades of blue. But a good question nonetheless. The ultimate answer is that it's all going to be the
exact same anyway, no difference between anything except by perception only, as the poster above mentioned.